Downtown Charleston streets - April 2013. 

We are on a blogging hiatus as we travel back to the the south and move into our new place on August 5th. 

Oh man! I'm so excited it is all I can think about. It's like a fresh new palette to paint on. I will definitely  miss my yellow kitchen but I am looking forward to some other things that we were missing at our old place. 

Enjoy the next 10 days friends! 

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This is my last post in Baltimore for the summer so I thought I'd share some of our favorite things about this city. Mostly via iPhone pics.

Favorite food we had here:
(Obviously Cafe Rio would top my charts -- but we will go with unique to the area)

I know what you are thinking. Hotdogs? But seriously the hotdogs their were incredible and the best one was their crab mac hotdog. It had maryland crab, macaroni and cheese, and a whole lot of old bay. If you don't know what old bay is check it out here. It's pretty much a staple in these parts. They also have an all natural sparkling soda machine. Oh boy the black cherry was amazing. Jord and I each ate almost one hotdog and were full for the rest of the day. 

Favorite area:

Canton.If we ever moved back to Baltimore. Let's say for like a residency or something. We would definitely live in Canton. It is where we feel most comfortable and where we spend most of our time. There is an awesome park where we liked to play catch and where we had several pool parties. It is also where Michael Phelps lives. Just a little fun fact. However just to put this out there -- we love DC more than anywhere in Baltimore. We would live there in a heartbeat. 
Favorite date:
Orioles game. Again this is only in Baltimore and not DC. We had so much fun in DC that we have over shared. But I absolutely loved Camden Yards. The building you see above is the longest building in the United States. Sports is something that Baltimore takes very seriously. Right across the street from the Orioles field is the Ravens football field. Sports is also something Jordan and I take very serious. We love sports. We watch, we talk, we hypothesize, we analyze, and we even have cable for the sole purpose of watching sports and nothing else. Needless to say we had a great time. 
Farewell Baltimore, I can't say that I'll miss you. But I can't say that I won't. At least being so close to DC anyway. 

This photo was taken in July of 2007 while out on a summer's date with my sweet husband.

It's so interesting to go back and look at this photo for so many reasons.

This is the first purposeful photograph I ever took. Ever. It's 35mm film and it's from a nikon camera. I had no idea what I was doing. I just wanted a picture of Jord because he was taking so many of me. When I look at this photo and try to put myself in that moment I can't seem to grasp that I was behind the camera but I can put myself right in this setting. I was smiling. I was creating. It was wonderful.

Jordan wasn't my sweet husband yet in this photo. He was my sweet boyfriend. We had been dating for about four months and in just a few short weeks we would get engaged. He was, and still is, the most handsome man I had ever met eyes with and I was/am completely smitten by everything he did/does.

It boggles my mind to think that this was the start of so many new things in my life. I was newly in love with Jordan when this picture was taken but that wasn't the only thing I was falling in love with. There was no way for me to know the direction my life would go in just by picking up that camera for the first time and for falling for the man in front of it.

Life is such a unique opportunity given to us. At this time we didn't have a Roy, or live in Charleston, or have a lost pregnancy. We didn't go to graduate programs, or even have bachelor's degrees, or have any idea where we were headed.

I can't thank my husband enough for talking me into taking this photo with his "fancy film camera" even though I was so nervous to do so, because it sparked a creative passion in me that is like nothing else I have ever felt and it will impact my life forever.

Love you husband. You are still as wonderful as ever.
Over the weekend Jord and I were having a discussion about the whole "keep calm and carry on" poster.

He kept saying whoever came up with that has to be a rich person right now and that he needed to come up with a slogan himself. I told him I thought it had been slung through so much mass production that there was probably no way to find out who originally had made it. 

But then this morning I came across this little number. Oh man it made me so happy. What a story. I now have a new found interest in this poster text that to be quite honest used to drive me a little bit bonkers and make me think of the limited too and claire's. Sorry I am not a fan of either. No offense. 

I decided to design some keep calm posters myself. One for Jord and one for me. Can you guess which one is for him and which one is for me? 

Jord's is based off of one of his actual bowtie patterns. Also, if you are wondering I left the crowns as an homage to the original print. Maybe I'll switch them out for a camera or a bowtie in the future. 

Contact Improv | Salt Lake City, Utah from Jenna Miller Photos on Vimeo.

Just a video of old still outtakes I put together for fun. I originally shot these back in March of 2012 for a project I was working on at the time. Nancy and Dan are a cute couple and are absolutely breathtaking to watch contact improv with one another.

It's our last weekend here and we still have so much we want to do. I know for sure we will be heading to Cafe Rio at some point.

Have a good weekend friends!

- Photos from Jordan's intern friends -- please take note - how goofy is my husband? -

It's hard to believe that after today we only have one more week here in Baltimore. This weekend is our last one to explore. 

The internship at Johns Hopkins this summer has been such a blessing in our lives. Jord has made so many wonderful connections and we have truly met some wonderful people. It feels like we are apart of a little family and I feel so included in the group even though I'm not an intern myself. 

Allow me to brag a little bit because my husband never would and I am the wife so I get to do so.

I can tell how hard Jord has been working based off of the way both his peers and the leaders around the pharmacy interact with him. Around the internship he has become known as the "helmet" because everyone thinks he has "fabulous" hair. I may be a little biased but I do think he has great hair. He has completed a project this summer that he worked long hours on and went above and beyond what was expected. You can't ask for more than that. 

Last night the interns had a farewell dinner as the internship is coming to a close. Some finished this week even. At the dinner each intern's preceptor (boss) had to get up and speak to the intern's summer experience. When Jord's preceptor got done speaking about Jord he gave him a hug and kissed him on the cheek. It indicated to me what a great job my husband did and how hard he has worked to gain respect this summer. 

It was definitely worth it to come here this summer. Even if it meant no sand in my bathing suit and a summer away from our great friends in Charleston that I miss terribly. 

Go Jord!

- Me and Jord, Washington, DC -

We have a place to live! Huge sigh of relief. 

When we decided to come to Johns Hopkins for the summer for Jord's internship we decided we would give up our place. There were a few reasons we decided this, one being we had lived there for two years and loved every second of it but thought it might be time for a new place. Our lease was ending right at the perfect time. The other being that last summer after paying double rent in both NYC and Charleston, Jord got into his accident, could no longer work, and we lived off of savings for months. We didn't want to do that again. 

There have been so many times I wanted to kick myself over the past few weeks because it has been so hard to find a place that fit our timing, our needs, etc. Especially from afar. I kept thinking was double rent really that bad? I mean what's so wrong with losing money right? Haha. 

But then a couple of days ago we finally found a place that fit everything we needed and you won't believe it. It is literally 8 houses down from our old place and the same exact townhome layout and everything. Go figure. 

I would be lying if I said I'm not super stoked. I'm in love with our "pharmacy school" neighborhood and the location fits us. And not to mention how excited I am that the stress in finding a place is over. I can't tell you how many times the last few days I have sat down at the computer and immediate typed in craigslist. Then I have to remind myself -- we have a place now J. We have a place. 

Thanks goodness.

A little vid of our Fourth of July. We had a blast in DC. Very hot. But a blast. 

Take a look! 

We had an awesome Fourth of July! More photos to come soon! 

Enjoy your weekend!

Since we have been so close to DC this summer I am out of control with obsession for the big red, white, and blue. I even admit that it is way out of control. Way out of control.I mean if I could I might paint everything I own red, white, and blue. Anyhoo... Tomorrow we will be rummaging around DC for Fourth of July, ask me how I pulled that off with Jord. You won't believe that he pushed for it more than I. I think the convo went something like -- "When in my life am I ever going to get to spend the Fourth of July in DC." No interjection here. And while I'm not hosting any type of party what so ever, bummer, maybe some of you will be. So I wanted to share some things I have found around in my obsession with patriotism that I might use to create a Fourth of July party. This awesome cake -- Oh Happy Day
This yummy lemonade -- With Style and Grace
These delicious wands -- Weelicious
This textured backdrop -- Etsy
These festive jars -- Say yes to Hoboken
And lots more found hereHave fun tomorrow! 

Over the weekend I finally got my tour of Johns Hopkins.

Which I found out I've been saying wrong for a while. Note the "s" at the end of John(s). Apparently, the hospital is from two last names. Good to know.

Anyhoo -- I took way more photos than just the one but the hospital was so beautiful I liked them a lot so I added them to my website. Feel free to look at them here.